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Cider With Rosie

An autobiographical drama by Laurie Lee, James Roose-Evans.
9th, 10th, 11th November 2017
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Debbie Lock
Produced by Helen Thrower

Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm curtain.
Tickets (includes a drink): Adult £10. Child (under 16) £8.
Tickets become available from our Online Box Office at least 1 month before the date of the production and nearer the time from 'The Gifted Magpie', 6 London Street, Faringdon.


‘Cider with Rosie’ was adapted for the stage from the autobiography of Laurie Lee. It is a wonderfully evocative and poignant account of Lee’s childhood in the village of Slad, Gloucestershire, England, in the period soon after the First World War. It chronicles the traditional village life which disappeared with the advent of new developments, such as the coming of the motor car, and relates the experiences of childhood seen from many years later.

Laurie Lee’s gentle and beautifully touching story recounts the defining moments of his adolescent life, recalling glorious outings, frozen white winters, long hot, hazy summers, tyrannical teachers, erratic family life and of course that first cider-fuelled encounter.